Silver Lining: 6 Ways of Seeing the Best in a Challenging Situation

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Silver Lining: 6 Ways of Seeing the Best in a Challenging Situation

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Silver Lining: 6 Ways of Seeing the Best in a Challenging Situation   I posted this blog many weeks ago, but when I transferred my website to a new platform, it was lost in conversion. The links on my Facebook pages now send the post to an error page...sorry about that. Although we’ve been dealing with this pandemic situation for...[ read more ]

Enjoy every moment

Enjoy every moment

You’ve likely heard of people at the end of life saying they wished they’d done something differently, put more value on certain things, lived life more fully. Why does it take something like a life threatening illness or impending death to create this shift? What if we looked at life in this way all of the time? It’s easy to...[ read more ]

Grateful as a Way of Life

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Grateful as a Way of Life Last night as I finished paying for my groceries I noticed the little donation tags for a local food program. I grabbed one and paid for it on my way out, and noticed just how warm I felt afterward…I smiled all the way to the car. It always feels good to know I’m making...[ read more ]

Gratitude

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Gratitude Gratitude. I’ve written about it before, as have many others, but it’s important enough to warrant repetition. It’s key to creating a fulfilling, joyous life. I try daily to offer thanks to the Universe for abundance in my life…a roof over my head and warmth within, plenty of food, family and friends, health, security and opportunity. I really try...[ read more ]

Walk Your Talk

Walk Your Talk I’ve noticed that the times when I feel most genuine and true to myself, and therefore most at peace, are when I walk my talk. By that I mean when I make the effort to follow through with a plan, follow my own advice or recommendations or make the extra effort to support something I believe in...[ read more ]

Things happy people do

Things happy people do Do you know someone who just always seems to be happy, no matter what is going on around them? I’m sure you do. Long ago I used to look at such people and think, “Oh come on, no one is that happy.” The reality is, there are things that happy people do that keep them being...[ read more ]

Attitude of Gratitude

Attitude of Gratitude When I find myself struggling in some way, whether having difficulty accepting a current situation, having a day that just doesn’t seem to be going my way, or experiencing stress, I feel better immediately when I stop for a moment to identify a few things for which I’m grateful. Having an attitude of gratitude goes a long...[ read more ]

The Secret of Health

The Secret of Health The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.        Buddha. This is a wonderful quote for centering and generally being mindful. In light of the current...[ read more ]

My grandma was my hero

My grandma was my hero   My grandma was my hero. It’s taken me 50 years to really learn to follow her example, and I’m still working on it, but she was always there guiding me. Had she not experienced the heart break of losing her love, my wonderful grandpa, at 93, I and all of my family have no...[ read more ]

Just Smile

Just Smile Who doesn’t like to smile? But, I often don’t do it enough. It’s not that I’m frowning or not happy, but I don’t actively smile as much as I could. Smiling has multiple benefits, not the least of which is making the world a better place. We all know that it’s contagious…if you smile at others, most people...[ read more ]